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Mardi Gras Parade & Free Show featuring The Grandsons

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The Grandsons:Across two decades in the performing arts, The Grandsons have embraced the music of America as their inspiration, and the Nations capital as their home. This year, the city has returned the gesture. The Washington Area Music Association named The Grandsons Artist of the Year and dubbed their latest recording Live at the Barns: The Legendary Wolf Trap Recordings, Volume Two roots rock Album of the Year. As their energy and notoriety increases, the bands geographic reach extends further than ever. Recent years have found them in France and Germany representing America in cultural exchanges with the historic cities of Reims and Aachen. Previously, they spent a month in Taiwan after being chosen by the US government as ideal representatives of Americas celebrated musical style. The Grandsons most recently returned from a second trip to the US and British Virgin Islands where their popularity continues to grow. They marked their 20th anniversary with a sold-out concert at Wolf Trap in Virginia. A fan aptly described The Grandsons' exuberant sound as American music in a blender with the lid off. This bunch finds inspiration in New Orleans street parades, high-haired rockabillies, low down blues shouters, uptown swing, downtown jazz and outskirts-of-town honky tonk country. On this foundation The Grandsons build their sometimes poignant, often hilarious songs about hitch hiking and heartbreak, mob bosses daughters, finding happiness on a tight budget, overly aggressive young ladies, civil engineering and supermarket tabloids. A Grandsons performance is always a lively exchange of humor, fun, musical riffs and moving feet between band members and audience. Vocalist-guitarist Alan MacEwen charms audiences with his sly wit and hummable melodies. Washington, DC blues veteran Matthew Sedgley locks in a solid groove on drums and percussion. The band's secret weapon, saxophonist Chris Watling puts out a sound so meaty and memorable that he is in demand
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Start:
March 02, 2019
End:
March 02, 2019
Where:
Pearl Street Warehouse 33 Pearl Street SW Washington, District of Columbia 20024 United States
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